Pretty clothes made from pretty different materials


Dresses made from condoms

On World Aids Day, a creative seamstress from New York decided to commemorate the day with a very interesting, painstakingly difficult wedding dress.
This particular wedding dress was fashioned from 12,500 individually colored & hand-stitched condoms.

Condom dress 1

Dress made from phone book paper

Jolios Paons, the amazing mind behind this piece of art, designed this couture dress with paper from a phone book. Fancy that now.. You have everyone's phone numbers on you. And I literally mean everyone!!
Newspaper Dress by Jolios Paons
Newspaper Dress by Jolios Paons

You may say it is easier to pleat paper than it is to do fabric, but I cant imagine the hours Paons might have put into it.. I applaud his brilliant creation.

Dress made from china (porcelain)
porcelain dress
This masterpiece, designed by Li Xiaoufeng, is made entirely out of porcelain

Dress made from stuffed toys

Dress made from bubbles
Lady Gaga wore this bubblicious dress in her concert tour last March 12, 2009 at the House of Blues, San Diego, California. 

Hussein Chalayan's popular dress is made of actual plastic bubbles.

Dress made from rubber bands
Margarita Mileva, an architect working in New York City, created  the “RB Dress“, was originally created for “Wear Is Art”, a design competition in Berlin, but it continued to attract attention even after the contest ended. Milev constructed the dress by hand, painstakingly weaving an astounding 14, 235 rubber bands into an haute-couture gown. That’s approximately 4 kilograms of rubber bands.

Some more clever versions of a rubber band dress..

Made by a young woman, Ruby, for her school project,  she is now taking custom orders for dresses, gowns, costumes, etc. She’s done stuff for weddings and Halloween and she’s also been part of an exhibit in Singapore already. If you’re interested, you can email her at

Dress made from peacock feathers

This unique dress was featured at the Wedding Culture Expo held in Nanjing, China on Saturday, March 28, 2009. In addition to the extravagant peacock feather detail, the dress is adorned with 60 Hetian jades and costs an estimated $1.4 million USD. According to Luxury Launches, the dress is composed of 2009 peacock feathers and required 8 craftsmen 2 months to finish!

Unique Wedding

Dress made withl light sensors
emotion dress
here’ll be no more hiding your emotions behind that hat and scarf. It’s time to show everyone how your feeling. This unique dress, designed by Philips, willactually show everyone how your feeling! If you’re stressed or angry it turns red, but if you’re calm and relaxed it goes green. With 2 layers, the under one senses your emotion by measuring sweat and body temperature, and in turn signals the outer layer to alter its colour. Amazing!


The video dress

This video dress was designed by Turkish designer Hussein Cahalayan. His striking creation shows a time lapse of a rose opening and closing up, in a spectacular display of colours and light, created from 15.000 LEDs that are embedded in the fabric. The dress was presented at Milan Design Fair.

Dress made from duct tape
Ducktape Dress

Dress made from meat
Franc Fernandez was the designer/artist responsible for creating the dress for Gaga, and confirmed that it was, in fact, made out of real meat.

meat dress

Dress made with balloons

Dress made with tissue/toilet paper

Birdcage dress

birdcage dress
Birdcage Dress Detail
Created by abstract artist Kasey McMahon, this is not just a dress that resembles a birdcage. It is an actual fully functional birdcage. Unusual dresses are taken to another level here, and I love it! So if you’re going on a night out and wanna dress a little quirky (to say the least), but can’t bear leaving your precious parrots alone…then i guess you can kill two birds with one stone, if you excuse the pun!

The sweet dress
Unique Wedding Dress for Women
The wedding dress is made up of cream puffs and cake frosting. Truly delicious literally.

Zipper dress
Created from 120 zippers by Sebastian Errazuriz, this unusual dress allows you to just zip or unzip it to whatever style or length you want.

Dress made from wood
The Wooden Dress
Designed by Grace Johnston, this fantastic dress is made completely out of bent and laminated wood, apart from the nuts and bolts used to fix it all together. Not only does this cool outfit look like one of the most unusual dresses you ever saw, it also gives you the ability to curtsy by tugging on the metal rings at the side – raising the lower part of the dress up! How proper!

Recycled paper dress
Recycled Paper Dress
And what better a way to help preserve the environment than making a dress out of all your used rappers, plastic bags and paper packaging?

The umbrella dress

Stylish dress created for Orbit Mist print advertising campaign

The color-in dress


The garbage bag dress

The soda can dress

Jane Tan's soda can dress

Grass dress

Creative “dress” sculpture by talented artist Robin Barcus Slonina.

Newspaper dress
Newspaper Dresses
Recycled newspaper dresses made by university students in China.

 Outfits made from food
Ted Sabarese shoot a series of pictures called “Hunger Pains” years ago, shows us a variety of garments with materials of vegetables, bread, fruits, etc.. The food in the apartment with a very neat that these clothes look so unique.
Best Clothes
Unique Clothing
Unique Dress
Clothing for Food
Clothes  this Year by Lady GAGA

Paper dresses
Paper Dresses
Paper Dress
Beautiful dresses created by Alexandra Zaharova and Ilya Plotnikov

Shopping bag dress
The perfect way for any shopaholic to recycle those extra shopping bags.

Car radiator dress

The money dress
I would rather buy dresses and shoes with that money!

8 Comments so far

  1. This is AMAZING!
    Thank you so much you have helped me with my school project by getting more ideas on all the different materials I could use!
    Thank you very much!

  2. that's amazing really! People should make a dress out of tea bags, iPods, milk cartons, shattered glass, candles, and clear plastic bags of fishes.

  3. I am doing a school project on alternative fashion and your site is so inspiring. THankS!!!

  4. OMG amazing love it

  5. thanks it helped a lot I have courcework that I need ideas for so these really helped appreciate it. xxxx

  6. Whoa' it was a great and amazing dresses. I love all of them especially that porcelain dress. They are all elegant. You did a good shot. Big thanks for sharing.


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